Do you like wine but avoid certain varieties out of fear of waking the next day with what a lot of people term: the wine hangover? I have overheard many people in tasting rooms or on wine tours avoid white wine for example because they suffer from wine hangovers. But I am here to tell you there is a solution! There is a strategy! And an (almost) fail-proof guide to avoiding a wine hangover so you can taste and enjoy wine on one of our fantastic Italian wine tours.
1. Stay hydrated! Drink nearly equal amounts of water for every sip or glass of wine.2. Drink smaller amounts of specialty wines! The main cause for hangovers is your body's metabolism of acetaldehyde. This chemical is higher in faulty, low quality wines and is higher in fortified wines like sherry and sweet dessert wines like Vin Santo.3. Indulge in high quality wines like the ones we will have you taste on our Italian wine tours. The cost might be higher, but it is well worth it. Low quality wines tend to be higher in additives which contribute to a stronger perceived wine hangover.
4. Eat when you are tasting wine! Why else is food pairing so popular in the wine world? During our Italian wine tours, you will often to offered bread or other snacks to accompany your tasting. Well, this is because it is delicious but it is also practical. If you drink wine without food, you confuse your blood sugar and create a big headache for your metabolism.5. If you are still having difficulty, look for wines that are lower in alcohol and have medium tannins. Italian wines such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Cannonau just to name a few that fit this bill.Want to learn more about high quality Italian wines? Take a wine tour in one of Italy's most prized wine regions where you will taste some of the best wines produced in the world, learn more about the tours that we at Le Baccanti provide HERE
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with one of our residing wine experts.Le Baccanti Tours is a luxury travel company located in Tuscany, Italy. We have been specializing in gourmet food, wine and cultural tours of Italy for over 10 years. We pride ourselves on showing our discerning group of clients the authentic and beautiful Italy of their dreams.